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Mima Andrew (1879–1941)



Her many friends will learn with deep regret of the death of Mrs. Frank Andrew, which occurred suddenly yesterday at her residence, Collibah, Moralla rd., Kooyong. Mrs. Andrew was known beyond her own immediate circle as a gifted amateur playwright and for her untiring work over many years for children and animals. She was for some time president of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and was also an active member of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. During her husband's lifetime Mrs. Andrew was one of Melbourne's best-known hostesses, but in later years she had lived very quietly, making her garden her chief interest.

Mrs. Andrew was a daughter of Mr. Angus Urquhart, a well-known Western district pastoralist. She was connected also with many other families through her mother, who was formerly Miss Armstrong, of Hexham Park. Before her marriage Mrs. Andrew entered the nursing profession, and was a fully qualified nurse. Mrs. Andrew leaves a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Chirnside, of Skipton, and a son, Captain Richard Roderick Andrew, who is on active service abroad. The funeral will leave Sleight's chapel, St. Kilda rd., at 10.30 a.m. for the Brighton Cemetery.

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  • Urquhart, Mima

6 June, 1879
Yangerry, Victoria, Australia


3 April, 1941 (aged 61)
Kooyong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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